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by AKKOLADE
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

So, I'm far from a lawyer, but I'm looking at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/71-flsa-internships and I wonder how this is legal, understanding that unpaid internships are woefully under-enforced. There's several points on the test listed on that page that I feel like IAC would have a h...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

Arthur.Ramsay wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:31 pm
This program is for fully-remote, unpaid internships
Unpaid labor is bad.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event

Reserving this post
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event

I'm pleased to announce that I'm working on a basketball vanity side event. The questions will be similar to the basketball questions in my Wodern Morld packet from 2014. I have been informed by one or possibly even two people that they enjoyed these questions. You should expect a focus on whimsy an...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Retroactive name changes in tournament results
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Retroactive name changes in tournament results

Before doing a backend fix, know that there is an Alex Malone from Hinsdale Central with a stat line in 2017.
by AKKOLADE
Thu May 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

Has ACF considered extending 2021 Nats eligibility for graduating students who qualified the previous year? I completely understand this decision, but as someone who worked very hard to build a team that could qualify for Nats, I'm quite annoyed that we won't get to play a national championship tog...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11450

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

FYI you can't sign up to just be a donor; you have to select at least one session. Oops, good catch. Just sign up for Taylor's packet since that's the most popular and we're running five rooms no matter what 😂 no compulsion to attend! I just hit one, forget which. Just hit me up with donation detai...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11450

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

FYI you can't sign up to just be a donor; you have to select at least one session.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 14
Views: 10190

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

Is NAQT able to share any news on HSNCT’s status?
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: A brief, and now concluded, discussion about saving unused sets
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

Frankly I think you'd get very, very few sign ups for anything resembling this idea, including from my team. The whole point of nationals is to play against other people in real time. Your suggested format would allow for none of that. Also with regards to national organizations saving their sets f...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: It’s National “Please Don’t Cheat Day.” So please don’t.
Replies: 1
Views: 775

It’s National “Please Don’t Cheat Day.” So please don’t.

Hello. It’s that anniversary. Some people will get annoyed that this is being brought up today, because that’s what happened the past year or two. The reason I’m posting isn’t to trash the most notable cheater associated with March 20; that’s been done enough, and as much as he deserved it, he has l...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

I am sorry to announce that the 2020 IQBT NASAT is canceled. We plan on hosting NASAT in 2021, at Ohio State if the scheduling works out with them and they would like to have us again.

I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13318

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Ike wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Mike Bentley wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:29 pm
I'm a little skeptical of someone like Ike representing himself as a non-top player at any point in college.
I played 2009 Nats as a high school student, and the posts I've made are about that experience specifically.
You were also among the best high school players ever.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6442

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

Another limiting factor with any tournament that hopes to reschedule and their ability to do so is all of the other things out there hoping to reschedule as well.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

As of today, March 9, IQBT's first statement regarding the status of NASAT due to the coronavirus outbreak can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23873
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NASAT and coronavirus
Replies: 0
Views: 1141

NASAT and coronavirus

Hello everyone, As we all know at this point, the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and its associated disease, COVID-19, is a major news story internationally. There’s a lot of concern about its impact, now and moving forward. It'd be wonderful to have definitive answers at this point, the situation is very flu...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 5th of March Incident
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: 5th of March Incident

(This post is not directed at Emily in particular. It’s also pretty cranky.) Can we stop obsessing and mythologizing over this crap? All of the good stories have been told a zillion times by now, and you can read the anecdotes off of an overlong/injoke-y QBWiki page. There are so many other good qu...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2020 NEAT Call for Writers
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: 2020 NEAT Call for Writers

Any word on this?
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event

There were 23 teams at last year’s NASAT. Only one was a west coast team. There were 29 teams teams at the previous NASAT. Two were west coast teams, three if you count China. Specifically for NASAT, the west coast is not a feasible option at this point due to a lack of teams.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy

Context matters a lot as to the difficulty of a bonus part. Some of this is based off of difficulty level, and some of it is based off of clue selection. You could make someone like George Washington a hard part at any level. I feel like this undermines the value of these hypothetical markings. How...
by AKKOLADE
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy

Context matters a lot as to the difficulty of a bonus part. Some of this is based off of difficulty level, and some of it is based off of clue selection. You could make someone like George Washington a hard part at any level. I feel like this undermines the value of these hypothetical markings.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

registered teams listed here
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN CANCELED International Quiz Bowl Tournaments (IQBT) is pleased to announce the 2020 National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT). This will be the eleventh NASAT. NASAT will be hosted on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 at the Ohio State University. The t...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

NASAT will be held at Ohio State the weekend of June 20. A full announcement will be posted this week, unless I’m completely buried alive by my day job.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

A host had been picked up they’re having issues reserving rooms. They have a deadline later this month to get rooms by. If they don’t, then I have a back up lined up (that isn’t Lexington).
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 2736

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

I think it’s also important to remember that we’re taking about someone who is approximately twelve years old. I’m not saying a punishment is unnecessary, but I do think it’s worth considering this.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20

I misunderstood the situation. My apologies.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20

You're posting at 6:46 p.m. Teams were to be there at 8:40 a.m. At some point, it's not leaving early, it's just leaving.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NASAT needs physics and math writers
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re: NASAT needs physics and math writers

Hi Arthur,

We presently do not write beyond the NASAT. Either email should work, though I can’t find any messages from you.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Doing well
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Doing well

If you study packets, assuming you remember all information within them, you should be able to convert a lot of tossups by the for ten points mark, and ten and twenty most bonuses. If it’s just the two of you, have a discussion about what categories interest you and divvy them between the two of you...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 4538

Re: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor

I'm pleased to announce that Vishwa Shanmugam has been selected as the 2020 NASAT Head Editor. He will do a wonderful job producing this set.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

I've just emailed 30+ prospective hosts for NASAT. I hope to have a site announced by the end of the year. My goal is to not be in Lexington this year.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8916

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I haven’t really felt like posting in this thread, but since Will continues to attack me in public channels, I guess I’m here now. I did argue against Will’s induction into PACE. I did this in a private forum. My biggest concern with Will’s admission to PACE was my understanding of an incident [non-...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

If you are interested in hosting, please contact me.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 4538

Re: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor

Applicants have one more week to apply.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Help identifying a song
Replies: 2
Views: 2969

Re: Help identifying a song

I don’t think it is, but is it Lovesong by The Cure?
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Help identifying a song
Replies: 2
Views: 2969

Re: Help identifying a song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8c3US6bNwO0

I can’t place it but I can record a quick version of the notes.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 4538

IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments is looking for a head editor for the 2020 NASAT set. This will be an independent contractor position. As head editor, you will be responsible for ensuring the timely production of a quality question set with a small team of subject editors and writers. The head ed...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6605

IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments is looking for a host for the 2020 National All-Star Academic Tournament's main site. IQBT can offer up to $1000 in compensation to the host. This compensation includes payment for requirements of using the facilities, such as room reservation fees or janitorial f...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 9158

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

wolfram wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:52 pm
Are there still any plans for an online mirror?
Someone told me they were interested in hosting an online mirror and then ghosted on me. I'm hoping that he'll decide to get in contact with me again.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 9158

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

I'm pleased to announce that Rutgers will be hosting a mirror on August 17th.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Hosting an online NASAT mirror
Replies: 0
Views: 3630

Hosting an online NASAT mirror

If you would be interested in hosting an online mirror of NASAT, please contact me at [email protected].
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 9158

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

No luck yet but I'll see what I can do.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 9158

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

If anyone needs anything for this weekend’s mirrors, please contact Jakob Myers. Hosts should have received the set already.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 38454

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I'm behind on NASAT things due to a variety of non-quiz bowl issues, but I encourage anyone with feedback to email me at [email protected] with feedback on moderators or anything else related to this year's NASAT.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 9158

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

3 more mirrors have been added. Working on a couple of online ones.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 9158

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

The King's Flight to the Scots wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:35 pm
AKKOLADE wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:05 am
There will be. TBA.
Any updates on this? I think we olds would appreciate getting practice on an all-category tournament before CO.
Sorry; a family member had a medical emergency the week after NASAT, so that & work has kept me busy. I will be trying to get this set up soon.